Jiayan Sun

Country of Birth: China
Citizenship: China
Country of Current Residence: USA

Jiayan Sun, 23, praised for his “technically flawless, poetically inspired and immensely assured playing” (Toronto Star), was the 3rd Prize winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2012. Mr. Sun has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in Toronto and frequently performs with the China National Symphony Orchestra. Recently named a Syliff Fellow by the Tokyo Foundation, Mr. Sun has participated in a number of festivals including Aspen Music Festival, PianoTexas, ChamberFest at Juilliard and Pianofest on Long Island. He attended pre-college at The Juilliard School, where he is currently earning his Master’s Degree. His interest in early music has led to proficiency on the harpsichord and pianoforte, on which he frequently performs.

Professional Training

The Juilliard School (United States)

Teachers

2008-Present:   Yoheved Kaplinsky

Awards

2012 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition (3rd Prize)

2012 Dublin International Piano Competition (2nd Prize)

2011 Fulbright Concerto Competition (2nd Prize)

Repertoire

FIRST ROUND

Ligeti
Musica Ricercata, Nos. 3, 4, 6, 10 (1951-1953)

Brahms
Seven Fantasies, Op. 116

SECOND ROUND

Bach
Contrapunctus I and IX from The Art of Fugue

Chopin
Etude in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 5

Beethoven
Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

SEMI-FINAL

Schumann
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

Liszt
Bagatelle sans tonalité (Fourth Mephisto Waltz)
En rêve, S. 207

Debussy
“Bruyères”, “Général Lavine – eccentric”, “Feux d’artifice” (from Préludes, II: 5, 6, 12)

Bartók
Out of Doors, Sz. 81, BB 89

FINAL ROUND

Tchaikovsky
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

 

FOURTH PRIZE WINNER
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